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Excellence In Service-Learning Practice, National Service-Learning Partnership Jan 2005

Excellence In Service-Learning Practice, National Service-Learning Partnership

Conference Proceedings

Report of a conference to improve and make consistent high-quality service-learning practice across all K-12 schools and youth organizations.


The Time Is Right: A Report Of The Youth Serviceamerica And Brown University Youth Service Leadership Conference, Youth Service America Jan 2004

The Time Is Right: A Report Of The Youth Serviceamerica And Brown University Youth Service Leadership Conference, Youth Service America

Conference Proceedings

This report, summarizing the proceedings at a February 1988 conference at Brown University on youth service,presents briefly an overview of the emerging network of youth service programs in the following states: (1) Minnesota; (2) Pennsylvania; (3) California; (4) Massachusetts; and (5) Ohio. Rationales for youth service are analyzed. Eight strategies for implementing youth service programs at the state level are identified. Individual programs, such as the Youth Volunteer Corps of Greater Kansas City, and City Year in Boston, are discussed. The following types of youth service programs,and means of expanding them are outlined: (1) full-time corps; (2) campus-based ...


Health Professions Schools In Service To The Nation, Sherril B. Gelmon, Barbara A. Holland, Anu F. Shinnamon Nov 1998

Health Professions Schools In Service To The Nation, Sherril B. Gelmon, Barbara A. Holland, Anu F. Shinnamon

Conference Proceedings

The Health Professions Schools in Service to the Nation Program (HPSISN) was a multi-site, multi-year program designed to explore service learning as a tool for curricular reform within health professions education, and as a method for effectively preparing future professionals for work in a new health delivery system. With sponsorship from the Corporation for National Service and The Pew Charitable Trusts, 20 institutions were invited to participate from 1995 to 1998. The program was administered by the Center for the Health Professions at the University of California at San Francisco. A project-wide evaluation was commissioned at the beginning of the ...


Assessment And Service Learning, International Service Learning Conference, Sheila Bailey Dec 1997

Assessment And Service Learning, International Service Learning Conference, Sheila Bailey

Conference Proceedings

Workshop Objectives:

Participants will...

- Identify the difference between program evaluation and student assessment;

- Identify national efforts in the United States and issues in service learning and assessment;

- Review a tool to create learning activities which link standards, curriculum, learning goals and assessment;

- Identify resources for student assessment, including the National Study Group on Assessment and Service Learning.


Health Professions Schools In Service To The Nation, Sherril B. Gelmon, Barbara A. Holland Aug 1997

Health Professions Schools In Service To The Nation, Sherril B. Gelmon, Barbara A. Holland

Conference Proceedings

The Health Professions Schools in Service to the Nation (HPSISN) program challenges health professions educational institutions to integrate community service into curricula and to promote student understanding of the social responsibility and public purposes of their chosen profession. With support from The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Corporation for National Service, the HPSISN program began in 1995 in 20 demonstration sites, which were funded to integrate service learning into professional programs of study for entry into the health professions.


Universities As Citizens Summer Planning Institute, Universities As Citizens Summer Planning Institute Jan 1997

Universities As Citizens Summer Planning Institute, Universities As Citizens Summer Planning Institute

Conference Proceedings

Table of Contents: General Information; Developing and Action Plan; Institutional Change; Resources; and Selected Readings


Proceedings From The Service Learning Summit - September 9-10, 1995, Dale A. Blythe, Candyce Kroenke Mar 1996

Proceedings From The Service Learning Summit - September 9-10, 1995, Dale A. Blythe, Candyce Kroenke

Conference Proceedings

There is great promise and significant challenges to sustaining and expanding service learning--both as a method of teaching and a method of educational reform. While the practitioners that use service learning are convinced of its benefits to youth, it has been difficult to substantiate claimed outcomes, particularly those related to academic achievement. There are problems in the depth of practice, the depth of research, and the expectations for outcomes.

The purpose of the Summit was to get people together to share, from their own perspectives, their expectations of service learning, its impact, and what they think is needed to make ...


Lessons Learned: Institutionalizing Service On The Campus, Corporation For National Service, Cooperative Education Assocation Jan 1995

Lessons Learned: Institutionalizing Service On The Campus, Corporation For National Service, Cooperative Education Assocation

Conference Proceedings

Learn and Serve America: Higher Education Corporation for National Service. January 26, 1995 Telebriefing: "Institutionalizing Service on Your Campus" Resource Packet.


Community Partnerships: Collaboration For Youth Service Learning, Terry Pickeral, Beau Bassett, Rachel Vaughn Jan 1995

Community Partnerships: Collaboration For Youth Service Learning, Terry Pickeral, Beau Bassett, Rachel Vaughn

Conference Proceedings

On behalf of the Alaska State Community Service Commission, I would like to welcome you to a series of training, forums, and workshops on Learn & Serve America programs. These programs have great potential to impact the youth and adults of our community.

We are pleased to have Terry Pickeral and Rachael Vaughn with us for the week and hope to learn from them additional ways that the people of Alaska can help to create collaborative relationships for youth service, volunteerism, educational reform, and community involvement.

The Alaska State Community Service Commission has been developing a State Pan that proposes strategies ...


Seventh Annual Governor's Youth Service Recognition Day, Governor Arne Carlson, The National Youth Leadership Council, Lutheran Brotherhood Apr 1994

Seventh Annual Governor's Youth Service Recognition Day, Governor Arne Carlson, The National Youth Leadership Council, Lutheran Brotherhood

Conference Proceedings

Materials for the 7th Annual Governor's Youth Service Recognition/National Youth Service Day.


National And Community Service In A Transforming Society, James A. Joseph Jan 1994

National And Community Service In A Transforming Society, James A. Joseph

Conference Proceedings

Let me say how delighted I am to have this opportunity to congratulate you on the excellent work you do and to say a word about "National and Community Service In A Transforming Society."

It has become fashionable in recent years to identify with the vision of community stated so eloquently by John Winthrop, the first Governor of Massachusetts. On board ship in the Salem Harbor in 1630, he spoke of a city on a hill in which we delight in each other, seek to make others' condition our own, rejoice together, labor and suffer together, always having before our ...


Civic Skills Assessment: A Critical Examination Working Group Summary Report, Walt Whitman Center For The Culture And Politics Of Democracy Nov 1993

Civic Skills Assessment: A Critical Examination Working Group Summary Report, Walt Whitman Center For The Culture And Politics Of Democracy

Conference Proceedings

From November 7 to 9, 1993, the Walt Whitman Center hosted the second of two working conferences convened to produce a civic skills assessment instrument.* The working group meetings are a central component of a collaboration by the Whitman Center and The Surdna Foundation, Inc. with additional support from The Markle Foundation designed to produce a civic skills assessment instrument that will be useful for measuring civic attitudes and behaviors within the context of a wide variety of civic experiences including education, based service learning programs and service corps. With most participants attending both meeting, the two conferences brought together ...


Service And Volunteerism: Working Together For Our Future, Youth Service California, Volunteer Centers Of California, Inc., Calserve Oct 1993

Service And Volunteerism: Working Together For Our Future, Youth Service California, Volunteer Centers Of California, Inc., Calserve

Conference Proceedings

As you gather for this important Conference, you have the best wishes of the White House Office of National Service -- and the full expectation that you will re-double your efforts on behalf of service.

President Clinton, at the ceremony signing the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1991, said, "I hope, believe and dream that national service will remain throughout the life of America, not a aeries of promises, but a aeries of challenges, across all the generations an4 all walks of life, to help us to rebuild our troubled but wonderful land....Today we are taking a stand ...


National Youth Service: A Democratic Institution For The 21st Century, National Service Secretariat Jan 1991

National Youth Service: A Democratic Institution For The 21st Century, National Service Secretariat

Conference Proceedings

Proceedings from a conference to explore issues in moving toward a new institution for national youth service are presented in this booklet. Chapter 1 presents a historical overview of youth participation in the United States, focusing on trends in the labor market, schooling, incarceration, and social problems. The assertion is made that due to population and technological influences on labor supply and demand, schools no longer effectively socialize or control youth. Therefore, the development of alternative institutions, such as a diverse and voluntary national youth service,must be considered. Chapter 2 defines a national youth service as the manifestation of ...


Speaking Out For Youth Service: It's Not Just The Thought That Counts, Youth Service America, Nittional Association Of Service And Conservation Corps Jun 1989

Speaking Out For Youth Service: It's Not Just The Thought That Counts, Youth Service America, Nittional Association Of Service And Conservation Corps

Conference Proceedings

Welcome to the Youth Service America conference on national youth service issues and policy. We are gathering in Washington at a time when interest in youth service is high and Congressional action possible. Together, at this conference, we have an opportunity to play a central role in expanding the diversified field of youth service and translating successful youth service strategies into a national policy that will make the ethic of service an integral part of growing up in America.


Atlanta Service-Learning Conference Report, Southern Regional Education Board Jan 1970

Atlanta Service-Learning Conference Report, Southern Regional Education Board

Conference Proceedings

Persons concerned with both higher education and community service came together in mid-1969 to discuss the pros and cons of service-learning programs and to determine the need for such programs. The participants at the conference recommended: (1) that colleges and universities encourage student community service, assist in assuring disciplined learning as part of this service, and award academic recognition for the learning acquired by students in service projects; (2) that federal, regional, and state and local governments, colleges and universities, and private organizations provide opportunities and supply the funds required for as many students as are needed and are willing ...